elderberry, elderflower, mullein, cinnamon, ginger, rosehips.
If you can make a cup of tea, or drain the water off a pot of pasta - - you can make your own elderberry syrup. Fill it with your own loving healing magical intentions, and save $ compared to the cost of a commercially prepared syrup! :) All you need is a pot, matching pot lid or a strainer, some water, a clean jar, and real honey or preferred sweetener.
Bring 3 cups of fresh water to boil in a pot. Add entire contents of Elderberry Syrup Dry Mix to the pot and reduce heat. Gently simmer uncovered for 30 min or until the volume is reduced to approximately 2 cups. Mash. Strain & *collect liquid* (approx 2 cups). Allow liquid to cool till warm. Add 1 cup of pure Canadian honey or sweetener of your choice & stir till dissolved. Pour into a very clean/sterile glass jar & store covered in the fridge for 4-6+ weeks. Pour each serving out or use a very clean spoon. Do not double dip or drink from the jar. Shelf life may vary depending on storage conditions.
If you wish to make this for infants between the ages of 6mo and 12mo please use maple syrup or sugar instead of honey, due to the risk of infant botulism associated with honey in that age group. This kit may also be used as the basis for a homemade tincture, glycerite, or oxymel, or the syrup can be used as the basis for gummies.
If pre-existing medical concerns or allergies exist, please research the suitability of this product/the ingredients for your needs, and discontinue use if any concerns arise, consulting a trusted professional as needed.
While I have chosen the herbals in this formula with intention, I can't say that the products I make carry specific properties as they have not been tested as such and don't meet the legal requirements for me to make any claims of efficacy.
My products are not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure disease but rather, to nurture and support with love and plant magic, your body's own innate healing ability.
Some people choose to take a small amount of elderberry syrup daily at the times of year they feel vulnerable to common respiratory illnesses, while others choose only to take it after a known exposure to illness or at the first sign of illness. Elderberry Syrup is not an immune "booster", and is not a substitute for scientifically established illness prevention measures, medical evaluation, or treatment.